Linda Shibley has taken a passion for glass and started a home based business called Glass Creations by Linda.
Working with glass has been something Shibley has done for a number of years though working with the beads is fairly new for her.
“I create glass beads from glass rods. I always have liked working with glass,” she said. “I used to work with stained glass and then I got busy with my family. They are now grown so I thought it was a good time to start again.”
During a trip to Calgary last summer Shibley dropped by a store where she picked up everything she would need to start creating items.
“I started out thinking many people make jewelry so I thought I would try key chains,” she said.
Using inspiration from her friend Brenda Smith, Shibley uses glass beads along with other items like charms to make her creations.
“Brenda brings her things to me and it is inspiring. Sometimes things come to me in the middle of the night.”
She explained that this passion started from when she was a child making ceramics with her mother and has continued ever since.
Soon she will be taking part in the Craft fair at the Mount 7 Rec Plex on Nov 16-17.
“This has been fun. I did a few farmers markets this fall and it is nice. You get to meet people and talk to them. I get to explain to people how I make what I do.”
Going forward Shibley is excited to push herself to learn more and create more complicated pieces.
To learn more feel free to contact Shibley at Jwalshibley@gmail.com.